Youth Lagoon

Trevor Powers – “XTQ Idol” and “Dicegame”

Trevor Powers, the musician formerly known as Youth Lagoon, has released two new songs, "XTQ Idol" and "Dicegame." After announcing his new album Mulberry Violence and releasing…
Isabella Castro-Cota / June 27, 2018

Trevor Powers Announces New Album Mulberry Violence and Tour Dates

Trevor Powers, the musician formerly known as Youth Lagoon, has announced a new album under his given name. Mulberry Violence arrives August 17 from Powers's own new label,…
Anna Gaca / May 30, 2018

Youth Lagoon’s Trevor Powers Returns With “Playwright”

It's been two years since Trevor Powers hung up the idiosyncratic bedroom-pop project Youth Lagoon, but it feels like longer. Powers all but disappeared after announcing the end of…
Anna Gaca / May 2, 2018

Youth Lagoon to Dissolve Following Upcoming Tour

Youth Lagoon's Trevor Powers just announced that he's dissolving the dream pop outfit, effective following his upcoming tour. "I am bringing down the curtain, brothers & sisters.
Brennan Carley / February 1, 2016

Youth Lagoon Finds a ‘Unified Existence’ on ‘Savage Hills Ballroom’

Savage Hills Ballroom, Trevor Powers' third album as Youth Lagoon, exists because of coincidence but, more importantly — and tragically — because of death. In the…
Harley Brown / July 16, 2015

Youth Lagoon Shares Rapturous ‘Savage Hills Ballroom’ Single, ‘The Knower’

Idaho-born songwriter Trevor Powers' Youth Lagoon project has issued its fair share of creaky and quiet ballads over the past half-decade. But in September, the…
Colin Joyce / July 13, 2015

Hear Youth Lagoon Sample Uranus on Astronomical ‘Worms’

Trevor Powers has compared his songwriting process with Youth Lagoon to being transported to another place, but his latest song takes that to new, quasi-literal…
Marc Hogan / January 21, 2014

Watch Youth Lagoon’s Terrifyingly Beautiful ‘Raspberry Cane’ Video

It's hard to decipher what exactly is going on in Youth Lagoon's animated video for "Raspberry Cane" but it's a stunning trip to watch. The…
Dan Reilly / August 13, 2013

The 40 Best Things We Saw at Outside Lands 2013

Although it boasted performances from Paul McCartney, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Nine Inch Nails, San Francisco's 6th annual Outside Lands still had to deal…
SPIN Staff / August 12, 2013

Outside Lands 2013: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

The sixth annual Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival is taking over San Francisco this weekend, featuring Paul McCartney, Nine Inch Nails, the Red Hot…
SPIN Staff / August 10, 2013

Watch Youth Lagoon’s ‘Mute’ Video, a Lynchian Trip Through the ‘Burbs

Youth Lagoon's Trevor Powers was our pick for "Best Wizard of Weird" at Coachella 2013 — the Boise-hailing psych-pop prince seemed to possess magical powers of…
Chris Martins / April 16, 2013

Free Download! Desert Session: SPIN’s Coachella 2013 Mixtape

The Coachella festival is all set to once again turn a stretch of California desert into a three-day explosion of sun, sounds, and maybe even…
SPIN Staff / April 11, 2013

Youth Lagoon: Idaho Psych-Pop Wonder Builds Houses for the Heartbroken

Who: Trevor Powers never thought that so many people would hear his music. "It was always just for myself," the 24-year-old Boise, Idaho native says…
David Bevan / April 9, 2013

Youth Lagoon, ‘Wondrous Bughouse’ (Fat Possum)

What the hell is up with Trevor Powers? On 2011's The Year of Hibernation, the callow 22-year-old behind Youth Lagoon was singing in a muffled…
Richard Gehr / March 6, 2013
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